Family

We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

 

Quick Links: Aquatic, Sports, Youth & Family, Healthy Living

**The “Register Online” button only works during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.


Calendar

FALL I
Runs September 2 – October 27, 2018
Registration is closed.

FALL II
Runs October 28 – December 22, 2018
Member Registration: October 13-25, 2018
Non-Member Registration: October 20-25, 2018

View the Upcoming Events page for details about all Special Events.


YOUTH & FAMILY HOURS OF OPERATION

KidQuarium, Kids Clubhouse & Monitored Youth & Family Center hours are available on our Facility Schedules page.



SwimmerAQUATICS PROGRAMMING

Questions? Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x218 or
Karen Guise, Senior Program Director, at kguise@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x230

Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $161  |  Non-Member $240

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

We heard you… The Aquatics Center is proud to announce the implementation of a private swim lesson program. This program is for ages 3 and up.

Benefits of a private swim instructor include:

  •     Ability to focus better working one-on-one
  •     Individual guidance to perfect your stroke technique
  •     Convenience of scheduling with your own instructor.

Registration:
An application is required before registration. Please find the application at the Member Service Desk or the link above and return to the Aquatics Coordinator. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatic Department.


Parent/Child Group Swim Lessons:

Parent/Child Group Swim Lessons’ days and times are listed on the Registration Information flyer, which is available on the Class/Program Information page.

SWIM STARTERS: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A/ WATER DISCOVERY:

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

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B/ WATER EXPLORATION:

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

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ShoeSPORTS

Program schedules are available on the Gym & League Schedules page.

Questions? Contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724-452-9122 x217

Gym Jamboree

For ages 2-5. Participants will improve their movement skills and coordination by participating in various activities including obstacle course, follow the leader, dancing and singing, parachute games and much more.


Little Champs Basketball

This Parent Child program aims to strengthen the relationship between parent and child using fun basketball related activities. It emphasizes fundamental skill development, self-esteem, fair play and fun in positive class environment. The program is designed to give children a positive introduction to the sport of basketball. This will be held outside even in the rain and we will move indoors only with severe weather.


Little Champs Soccer

This Parent Child program focuses on modified games and activities for ages 3-5 that emphasize fundamental skill development, self-esteem, fair play and fun in positive class environment. The program is designed to give children a positive introduction to the sport of soccer. This will be held outside even in the rain and we will move indoors only with severe weather.

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FamilyYOUTH AND FAMILY

Questions? Contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724-452-9122 x217

Youth and Family Center

The Youth and Family Center area is a place where adults and children (ages 7 and younger with an adult) can come to relax, interact and socialize with each other. The area includes a Bubble Air Hockey Table, a Pool Table, an Air Hockey Table, Basketball Arcade Games, and an X-Box Connect. The center is monitored in the evenings and on weekends.

 

Youth & Family Center Activities

For all ages/no registration required (unless stated otherwise).

Paint and Take

Paint a picture then go play throughout the YMCA while it dries. Stop back to pick it up to take it home with you.

Lego Challenge

We will have different challenges for the kids to come and try to build. We will also have lots of Legos for the kids to create anything their minds can create.

Create and Take

We will have lots of odds and ends to make a unique creation to take home with you.

Spa Night

Come paint your own nails or a friend. We supply the polish – just stop in!

Family Night (tentatively 2nd Friday, monthly)

Explore the YMCA together during our Family Night. Activities will change monthly and may include: crafts, gym activity, games, and swim activities. The evening’s activities will be posted by the Membership Desk and the Youth and Family Center the night of the event.

Air Hockey Challenge

Come play air hockey against our staff. If you beat them, you will receive a prize and bragging rights until the next game!

Board Game Battle

We will have a board game set up to battle it out against our staff. Whether you’re a pro at the game or learning it for the first time, it’s guaranteed to be fun!

Parent’s Night Out (tentatively last Friday of each month) Ages 6-12 years old.

Registration required: Member $15/ Non-Member $20. Leave your kids with us for a parent’s night out! Activities will include: swimming, gym games, and crafts. Pizza will be provided for the kids.
Parent’s Night Out Registration

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WeightsHEALTHY LIVING

 

Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director, at khensler@bcfymca.org with all Healthy Living questions.

 

Attend any Land or Cycle Group Exercise class with your teen and make it a family event!

  • Ages 14+ yrs can attend group exercise & cycle classes.
  • Ages 12-13 yrs may attend Land & Cycle Group Exercise classes with a parent*.
  • *Youth must not be a distraction to the adult class. Please view Adult Registration Information and Adult Program Guide for all class details & descriptions

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